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How to Prep for Your Newborn Photo Shoot: Tips for a Smooth Session

To help make your newborn photo shoot a stress-free and enjoyable experience, here are some essential tips to prepare for your session:


1. Choose the Perfect Outfit: Select an outfit for your newborn that you love. Soft, neutral colors work best as they keep the focus on your baby. Avoid clothes with too many patterns or bright colors, as they can be distracting. If you have a special outfit or family heirloom, this is the perfect time to use it.

2. Feed Your Baby Right Before the Shoot: A well-fed baby is a happy baby. Plan to nurse or bottle-feed your baby right before the scheduled session. This helps ensure your little one is content and sleepy, making it easier to capture those sweet, peaceful shots.

3. Gather Special Items: If there are any special items you want to include in the photos, make sure to have them ready. This could be a favorite blanket, a family keepsake, or a special toy. Personal touches make the photos even more meaningful.

4. Relax and Enjoy: Remember, this session is about capturing the joy and delicate moments of your new arrival. Try to relax and enjoy the experience. We aim to create a calm and comfortable environment for both you and your baby.


newborn girl in pretty purple swaddle

What We Provide: We’ve got all the cute props and swaddles you’ll need. From cozy blankets to adorable headbands and hats, we have a wide variety of options to enhance your photos. You don’t need to worry about bringing any additional props unless there’s something specific you want to include.


Final Touches:

  • Timing: Newborn photos are best taken within the first two weeks of life when your baby is still very sleepy and easy to pose.

  • Environment: We ensure a warm and cozy environment to keep your baby comfortable throughout the session.

  • Patience: We take our time to capture the perfect shots, so don’t worry if your baby needs a break or a little extra soothing.


By following these tips, you can help ensure a smooth and enjoyable newborn photo shoot. We’re excited to capture these precious moments for you!


Contact us HERE to book your session! (Don't wait til the last minute for newborn pics!)


newborn in cute basket

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